Monthly Archives: June 2016

Thursday 30th June 2016

WWT Slimbridge     An eclipse drake GARGANEY from Zeiss hide still, and around the site at least ten Green Sandpipers, a Ruff and a Common Sandpiper. (@slimbridge_wild). Forest of Dean     At Blakeney, a Dipper today at 3pm on the brook adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 29th June 2016

Nailsworth     300+ Swifts S between 12:10-12:20pm and a further 75+ Swifts S at 2:45pm. (Terry Grant).

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Tuesday 28th June 2016

Coombe Hill Meadows    13 Mute Swans including two pairs with 4 and 2 cygnets, two juvenile Shelducks, a drake Wigeon, four Teal, 170 Mallards, a pair of Tufted Ducks, three Little Egrets, five Grey Herons, three Cormorants over, a pair of Coots with four … Continue reading

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Monday 27th June 2016

Tidenham Chase     No sign of any Nightjars by 10:45pm. Two Tawny Owls calling for at least 20 minutes. (Howard Lloyd & Thornbury U3A). Forest of Dean      At Cannop Ponds five Siskins on feeders, also a Nuthatch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker nearby. At least five young Grey Wagtails on … Continue reading

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Sunday 26th June 2016

Cleeve Hill     A Redstart with two young, a Tree Pipit, a Red Kite and a Garden Warbler today. (Greg Mabbett/Tom Mabbett). Pic by Greg. Coombe Hill Meadows     A juvenile Cuckoo early this morning calling to a Sedge Warbler.(Tim Gobourn). Pic … Continue reading

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Saturday 25th June 2016

Forest of Dean    Three Hawfinches from the Campbell Hide today and a Marsh Tit and a Spotted Flycatcher at Lower Hide. (Morag Hughes). Ashleworth Ham    A CES ringing session caught 76 birds, including four Redstarts (3 s, 1 ad), two male Grasshopper Warblers, seven Sedge Warblers, … Continue reading

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Friday 24th June 2016

Forest of Dean     At Soudley Ponds a Jay, two Grey Wagtails, a Mandarin with eight ducklings and a male Blackcap. At Burnt Log Ringlets, Large Red, Azure and Common Blue Damselflies. At Nagshead pond Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap. Also Ringlets, a pair of Emperor dragonflies, with … Continue reading

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